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Circle raises $110, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund’s possible twin – TechCrunch

Circle raises $110, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund’s possible twin – TechCrunch Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and I were joined by Semil Shah, the founder of seed-stage fund Haystack and venture …

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Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again – TechCrunch

Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again – TechCrunch Shahin Farshchi Contributor More posts by this contributor The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future I entered the world of venture investing a dozen years ago.  Little did I …

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Techtonic Group raises $2 million to transform tech hiring through apprenticeships – TechCrunch

Techtonic Group raises $2 million to transform tech hiring through apprenticeships – TechCrunch Where the two companies are using price arbitrage between the costs of developers in emerging markets and coders in the U.S., Techtonic Group is simply offering access to talent. The company’s program pitches itself not just as …

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Four MIT students have launched DeepBench to democratize access to expert networks – TechCrunch

Four MIT students have launched DeepBench to democratize access to expert networks – TechCrunch Frederick Daso Contributor Frederick Daso is a Master’s candidate in Aerospace Engineering at MIT writing about college students and recent college graduates pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. New European financial regulations requiring fund managers at investment firms to …

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Investing trends in female founders – TechCrunch

Investing trends in female founders – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Unicorns gorge as investors dish up bigger rounds, more capital The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant In this report, we look at venture and seed investment trends in female-founded startups over the last …

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New York’s programming ed tech startup, General Assembly, sells to Adecco for $413 million – TechCrunch

New York’s programming ed tech startup, General Assembly, sells to Adecco for $413 million – TechCrunch The European human resources services company Adecco Group said that is acquiring the New York-based, programming, design, and management training startup General Assembly for $413 million. With the acquisition, Adecco adds to its ability …

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Lessons from cybersecurity exits – TechCrunch

Lessons from cybersecurity exits – TechCrunch Dear F0und3r: What a month this has been for cybersecurity! One unicorn IPO and two nice acquisitions – Zscaler’s great debut on wall street,  a $300 million acquisition of Evident.io by Palo Alto Networks and a $350 million acquisition of Phantom Cyber by Splunk …

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Here are the top Midwestern states and cities for startups – TechCrunch

The American Midwest has a long history of making stuff. During the 20th century, it was the manufacturing center for the nation, and indeed much of the world. It’s still where a surpassing majority of agricultural commodities are grown and processed. But is it also a major producer of technology …

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Southern California needs to find its hub for it to develop its own tech ecosystem – TechCrunch

Recognizing the tens of billions of dollars that the Southern Californian region leaves on the table, because it hasn’t taken its rightful place in the American technology industry, a new group called  the Alliance for Southern California Innovation has just released a report to analyze how SoCal can work to assume its …

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Late-blooming startups can still thrive – TechCrunch

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items It seems like startup news is full of overnight success stories and sudden failures, like the scooter …

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